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The act of saving files, data, or applications to a secondary media is called backing up.

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A really big database size

I'm dumping the database every 2 days, but I noticed that at some point last month the database jumped from around 500 MB to 4 GB! What can be the cause of it?
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Call to undefined function making site unavailable

After making a Backup/Migrate copy of source site files, the very source site for unknown reason broke down with this error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function ...
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Two Drush bam-backup errors: Command not Found & Could not find a Drupal setting.php file at

I am trying to use Drush to backup a standard 7.12 local installation, but I am getting two error messages when running drush bam-backup: The drush command 'bam-backup' could not be found. Run `drush ...
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Moving a site, links/admin do not work

I moved a drupal installation from one server to another. Steps I followed: Copied whole directory structure from old server. Exported database from old server. added files to newdomain/drupal ...
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can't find how to use Backup and Migrate module

I've installed the module and enabled it.. the brief readme instructs me to go to mysite.com/admin/content/backup_migrate but when I go there I just see the same content as mysite.com/admin/content/ ...
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Proper backup procedure for remote site?

I know variations of this question have already been asked here, but I could not find proper information on details for a backup procedure for a remote site. I am still new to Drupal. Assuming a host ...
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MySQL dump file installation [closed]

I am working on replication, and I am stuck on MySQL dump. I want to know if there is the need of installing MySQL dump (I just have mysql community ed: version 5.5 on both servers) because I am stuck ...
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How can I back up my Drupal site?

My site crashed the other day, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how I can back up my site, so that if something ever goes wrong again, I could still have a working copy of my site.
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Fatal error when restoring PostGreSQL DB from dump: undefined function system_run_automated_cron

I'm trying to simply install Drupal 7.8 on PostGreSQL 9.1, backup the DB, and then restore from it ... nothing else, just to test out backing up my sites, but the site will not come back up! Here are ...
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advantages of drush bam vs. drush sql-dump / drush sql-connect

Is there any comparative advantage in terms of best practice, ease of use, or speed in terms of using the drush back up and migrate command (drush bam) or is it just preference? I'm often using just ...
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Why can't Drupal write to the database after migrate/restore?

When I want to do more development on a live site, I usually make a copy of the files and database on my local LAMP install and play with it there. Now I'm finding that if I copy the database to ...
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having a backup of 'sites' folder and database backup is all I need?

I'd to be sure that having a backup of 'sites' folder and database backup is all I need to restore a site?
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Transfer a site from SQLite to MySQL

Is it possible to transfer the content of a site that I develop locally with SQLite as a database to the live site which uses MySQL or PostgreSQL when it is finished? I don't want to have to install ...
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Which backup system is good for my local project?

I'm using ubuntu, and I accidentally deleted my project last weak. I tried to recover it but no luck. Which is the best way to backup my project automatically including my Database (my database is ...
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Complete backup solution

I'm trying to backup my Drupal website (not only database) as complete as possible, because It's in the desired state. The backup should cover actual versions of all modules, themes, database tables, ...
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How to make a better backup

I backuped my website with Backup and Migrate. I made some tests and restored a few times successfully. Then I created some fields (one of them is named field_date), and made some tests; I was not ...
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How do I backup my site w/o the command line?

Nearly all the documentation on backing up my Drupal site seems to require using the command line. My hosting service does not provide command line access. How do I backup my site without using the ...

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